UNHCR

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  • Iran on right path to eradicating statelessness: UN 2020-12-02 19:17

    Ground-breaking step towards reducing statelessness

    Citizenship is granted to children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said it welcomes Iran’s move to give nationality to thousands of children born to Iranian mothers and non-Iranian fathers.

  • A consignment of vital UNHCR medical supplies leaves Frankfurt for Tehran, Iran, thanks to EU’s Humanitarian Air Bridge. Photo: Kuehne + Nagel International AG 2020-07-11 17:44

    We stand in full solidarity with Iran during pandemic: European Commissioner

    TEHRAN – Janez Lenarcic, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, has said that the Commission will stand in full solidarity with the Iranian people and support ongoing efforts for delivering equipment to help the country in battle against the coronavirus.

  • Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR representative to Iran 2020-06-23 22:22

    By Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR representative to Iran

    World Refugee Day: time for rally around Iran on humanitarian purposes

    As I read the new Global Trends report issued last week from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, I cannot help but feel worried. 1 in 97 people worldwide has been forced to flee their homes. This represents 79.5 million people forcibly displaced in and out of their countries at the end of 2019 – an unprecedented number.

  • Refugee 2020-05-18 10:31

    How Palestinian refugees' status has been gradually downgraded by certain Arab countries!

    The Palestinian refugees, residing in certain Arab countries in the West Asia, have in recent years faced irresponsible approach adopted by the hosting governments under different pretexts, including civil war, a situation that has assisted officials in Tel Aviv to intensify plots in the international scenes to undermine urgent attention to plight of the Palestinians.  

  • UNHCR lauds Iran as ‘a global example’ for supporting refugees 2020-02-18 16:36

    UNHCR lauds Iran as ‘a global example’ for supporting refugees

    TEHRAN – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has appreciated Iran as “a global example” for its 40 years of supporting refugees.

  • UNHCR 2020-01-20 09:33

    UNHCR official lauds Iran's services to refugees 

    TEHRAN - The UNHCR representative in Iran, Ivo Freijsen, said on Saturday that Tehran's extensive services to asylum seekers and refugees are admirable. 

  • UNHCR welcomes Iran’s efforts to extend education for refugees 2019-12-07 19:22

    UNHCR welcomes Iran’s efforts to extend education for refugees

    TEHRAN – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes Iran’s efforts to extend education opportunities for nearly half a million Afghan children in the country, UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch has said.

  • New child citizenship law 2019-10-11 11:20

    UNHCR welcomes Iran’s new child citizenship law

    TEHRAN – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has welcomed a recently declared law on conferring Iranian citizenship on children born to Iranian women and non-Iranian men regardless of where they are born.

  • UNHCR Iran air freight of aid lands in Tehran to contribute towards government-led flood relief efforts 2019-04-13 12:08

    UNHCR Iran air freight of aid lands in Tehran to contribute towards government-led flood relief efforts

    Unprecedented heavy rains and flooding in the Islamic Republic of Iran have swept over much of the country, affecting 24 of its 31 provinces. According to latest government estimates, since 19th March 2019, 70 people have died and over 1,000 have been injured. Displacing an estimated 500,000 people, the floods have left over 2 million in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, including refugees living in Iran.

  • International humanitarian aid still arriving for the flood-hit in Iran 2019-04-13 08:37

    International humanitarian aid still arriving for the flood-hit in Iran

    TEHRAN — Humanitarian aid from international organizations to the flood victims are still ongoing in Iran, deputy health minister for international affairs Mohsen Asadi Lari has said, IRNA news agency reported on Thursday.